Masta Ace is a rare legacy rapper (his first appearance on record was on the 1988 Juice Crew cut "The Symphony") that has comfortably evolved with hiphop's ever-changing moods. To that end, the great New York-based emcee's most recent release, MA Doom: Son of Yvonne, features him rhyming atop beats culled from MF Doom's instrumental mixtapes. Masta Ace makes an all-too-rare appearance on this side of the country tonight at the Alhambra Theatre, joined by a laundry list of local talent.

Masta Ace w/Sleep (of the Chicharones), Speaker Minds, Serge Severe, Bad Habitat, Evv'n'flo ft. Dirty Revival, Gums and Antitune, London Victory Club, Bottom Shelf Band, Zoolay, Freas, Kings Records, DJ Doc Rock; TONIGHT at Alhambra Theatre, 4811 SE Hawthorne, 8 pm, $12 ($60 VIP), tickets here